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Feds charge arrested exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers – CNET


CNET

Feds charge arrested exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers
CNET
StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them. by Charles Cooper · @coopeydoop; September 29 …
StealthGenie CEO arrested: Feds say real-time spyware app for catching Tech Times
Maker of StealthGenie Cellphone Spyware App Indicted on US ChargesNBCNews.com
InvoCode CEO arrested for selling 'StealthGenie' cellphone spyware appMaine News Online
Beta Wired -SlashGear
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:51 pm

Science adds dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive animals – Daily Digest


Daily Digest

Science adds dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive animals
Daily Digest
Dolphins are often regarded as the smartest animals in the ocean, with remarkable cognitive skills for an animal that chooses to live in the water despite needing to breath fresh air. Now, scientists at the Université de Rennes in France have found another …
Dolphins Magnetic Sense: The Cetaceans have Magnetoreception PropertyCapital OTC
Cetaceans have Magnetic Sense: StudyMaine News Online
Dolphins Are Magnetosensitive Animals, French Researchers SayCounsel & Heal
LiveScience.com -iStreet Research -Science World Report
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:48 pm

China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling – PCWorld


PCWorld

China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling
PCWorld
Chinese custom agents literally have their hands full with Apple's iPhone 6, as they seize hundreds of units from smugglers attempting to bring them into the country. Apple has yet to start selling its newest smartphones in mainland China, but that hasn't …
China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concernsReuters
Apple preps for 'insatiable' iPhone 6 demand in ChinaMarketWatch
After a 4-week delay, Apple's new iPhones are coming to ChinaFortune
Computerworld -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:46 pm

Humans To Blame For Major Decline In Wildlife Populations, WWF Report Finds – Huffington Post


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Humans To Blame For Major Decline In Wildlife Populations, WWF Report Finds
Huffington Post
Indian laborers dig a pit to bury a one-horned rhino that was killed and dehorned by poachers at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo). GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 …
WWF: World has lost more than half its wildlife in 40 yearsCNN
Populations of 3000 species plummet far worse than thought: studyCTV News
World Has Lost Half Its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years: WWFNBCNews.com

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:33 pm

Microsoft needs your help to predict the future accurately – Engadget


New York Times

Microsoft needs your help to predict the future accurately
Engadget
Apparently, Microsoft Research is working on a forecasting methodology based on data and not on the fevered dreams of precogs or Nostradamus-wannabes. In the past few months, the project's researchers have been relying on the data they've collected …
Microsoft Expands Into The Polling BusinessDumb-Out
Microsoft's Cortana to soon start imitating human pollstersEconomic Times
Microsoft's New Survey Website Could Change The Future Of PollingHeadlines & Global News

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:28 pm

Just Say No to Ello – PC Magazine


Boston Herald

Just Say No to Ello
PC Magazine
Congrats, dude! You just scored an invite to Ello, the hottest social network that's totally going to topple that capitalist cesspool known as Facebook. It's about damn time, because I hate waking up every morning, going to my connected device, opening …
Ello: Just A New Kid On The Block Or A Game Changer?Bidness ETC
Thousands flock to site called the 'anti-Facebook'Blouin News Blogs
Replacing Facebook with Ello wouldn't be that simpleiStreet Research
Capital Wired -Maine News -Sydney Morning Herald
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:25 pm

Honda CR-V goes high tech to prevent crashes – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Honda CR-V goes high tech to prevent crashes
USA TODAY
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — In a class of family vehicles where safety can be a big selling point, Honda is betting on high tech to avoid wrecks in its 2015 CR-V. The 2015 CR-V will be the first vehicle in Honda's lineup to get what the automaker has …
First Drive: Honda's updated 2015 CR-V aims to keep sales leadLos Angeles Times
2015 Honda CR-V Revealed, Priced From $24150Motor Authority
Honda CR-V gets a sporty, more upscale look for 2015Automotive News
Torque News -Modern Readers -Carscoops (blog)
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:22 pm

Toyota recalling 690K Tacoma pickups – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Toyota recalling 690K Tacoma pickups
USA TODAY
Toyota is recalling 690,000 midsize Tacoma pickup trucks to fix a problem in the rear suspension. The recall applies to 2005 to 2011 Tacoma 4×4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks. Toyota says it notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …
Toyota Recalls 790000 Tacoma TrucksBidness ETC
Toyota is recalling 790000 Tacoma pickupsiStreet Research
Toyota recalling 690000 Tacoma pickup trucks in US over potential fire riskUncover California
WILX-TV -Worcester Telegram
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:14 pm

$199 Basis Peak Gets Heart Rate Monitor, Smart Features – PC Magazine


Forbes

$199 Basis Peak Gets Heart Rate Monitor, Smart Features
PC Magazine
Basis Peak takes everything you loved about the original Basis, fixes some bugs, and adds smartwatch features. 0shares. Basis Peak. Intel-owned Basis Science today announced a new $199 wristwatch activity tracker and smartwatch with a built-in optical …
Basis unveils new Peak fitness trackerUSA TODAY
Basis Peak Monitors Heart Rate While You Exercise, And All Day LongMashable
Basis unveils next-generation Basis Peak fitness and sleep trackerVentureBeat
Wired -Forbes -ReadWrite
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:07 am

This Is The App People In Hong Kong Are Using To Organise Protests – Business Insider Australia


Business Insider Australia

This Is The App People In Hong Kong Are Using To Organise Protests
Business Insider Australia
Thousands of pro-democracy protestors are taking to the streets of Hong Kong ahead of a national holiday on Wednesday, and they're using a messaging app to keep in touch and defy censorship. FireChat is a messaging app built by San Francisco-based …

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:45 am

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of IrelandBy Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues from tax. In a letter written in June but published only on Tuesday, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told the Dublin government that tax deals agreed in 1991 and 2007 appeared, in his preliminary view, to amount to state aid that broke EU laws and could be clawed back from the U.S. company. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:44 am

China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns

A customer holds an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan, New YorkBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security "backdoors" through which U.S. agencies can access users' data. Apple won approval to sell the phones after also addressing risks of personal information leaks related to the operating system's diagnostic tools, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on its website on Tuesday. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:50 am

EBay follows Icahn’s advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaBy Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) – EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to $58.15 in premarket trading. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe had previously resisted demands by activist investor Carl Icahn to hive off the service, saying PayPal was integral to eBay's business, and vice versa. Icahn, eBay's sixth-largest shareholder with a 2. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:54 pm

Google searches for right note in online music business

A man stands in front of a Google logo in Hong KongBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time on mobile devices. Google's YouTube service has become a low-profile titan in streaming through the popularity of music videos. Currently, videos must be chosen one track at a time. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:10 am

Alibaba leads global equity capital markets treasure hunt

The Chinese and U.S. flags fly over signs of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd hung on the facade in front of the New York Stock Exchange before the company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New YorkBy Freya Berry and Elzio Barreto LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global equity capital markets returned with a vengeance in 2014 as bankers, investors and companies led a charge that culminated spectacularly in Alibaba, the biggest share listing ever. Worldwide equity capital market (ECM) deals, from flotations to rights issues, totalled $678.1 billion in the first nine months of 2014, a quarter more than the same period of 2013 and the highest since 2007, according to Thomson Reuters data. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:07 am

Launching marketplace, eBay aims to drive consolidation in Russia

An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaBy Anastasia Teterevleva MOSCOW (Reuters) – Internet auction site eBay intends to drive a wave of consolidation in Russia's e-commerce market over the next couple of years, persuading smaller companies to get on board as the economy weakens. Launching a marketplace for Russian merchants, eBay Vice President Wendy Jones said growth in e-commerce would probably only reach half of earlier predictions for around 20 percent after a "softening" in consumer spending. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:10 am

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxesYin and Yang are in full force at Apple right now, where its most massively successful product launch ever has been counterbalanced by an onslaught of scandals and bad news. First, there was iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate.” Then, Apple bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets with a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update. Earlier this week, a few big security flaws were found in iOS 8.0.2, and now Apple is in hot water over what the European Commission (EC) claims amounts to about $8 billion in unpaid taxes. Now, Apple has responded publicly for the first time to the EC’s allegations. According to preliminary finding detailed in a report released Tuesday morning by the EC, tax agreements struck in

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:30 pm

eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015

eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015With the separation comes a management shuffle that includes new CEOs for both units.>

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:25 pm

The Fault In Our Email

The Fault In Our EmailConventional workplace wisdom declares email a daily scourge. We receive too much of it. We spend too much time replying to it. We concoct elaborate strategies to cope with it and avoid incurring a debt that downward-spirals to email bankruptcy.We bow down at the altar of Inbox Zero, the methodology that dictates we take prompt, concrete action…

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:24 pm

Microsoft needs your help to predict the future accurately

Microsoft needs your help to predict the future accurately

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:17 pm